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The Velvet Prisoner: Artists under State Socialism

The Velvet Prisoner: Artists under State Socialism

by Haraszti, George Konrad (Foreword by)

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Haraszti, a Hungarian poet, editor, and sociologist, has emerged as a leading East European dissident. His A Worker in a Worker's State ( LJ 7/78) dealt with the plight of the average worker; this new study considers the consequences of being a creative person in a suppressive state. Haraszti's theme is state control of culture and the ``culture of censorship'' that results. He details the subtle methods by which art and criticism are co-opted and the artist supports the system through self-censorship. This haunting essay provides an antidote to the cheerful glasnost policy of Gorbachev. Recommended for academic and large public libraries.Thomas A. Karel, Franklin & Marshall Coll. Lib., Lancaster, Pa.

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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